Britain rejects purported Bin Laden truce offer

Britain rejects purported Bin Laden truce offer Britain ruled out any deal with Osama bin Laden after a tape purportedly from him offered a possible truce with European countries. “We can’t negotiate with Al Qaida… Their attacks are against the very idea of co-existence,” the British Foreign Office said. “The right response is to continue…

Commander in Iraq Needs More Troops

General John Abizaid, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, has asked the Pentagon for two additional combat brigades in response to the widespread rebellion in Iraq, reversing a year-long trend of reducing the US military presence there. The request for new troops highlights how the week-long revolt is forcing the US to…